Madison Fulcher-Melendy ‘18– Girls Varsity Lacrosse
Madison has gotten off to a very strong start for the Wildcats this season. She has had a huge impact both offensively and defensively for the squad. She has proved to be a strong defender, who is vital to the team’s defense and transition game. Offensively, she is a constant scoring threat, and her ability to assist her teammates is second to none. Last week she scored 10 goals and had 6 assists in wins over Miss Porters and Berkshire. What is most impressive about her game however, is her relentless effort to win ground balls, draws, interceptions and show incredible fitness playing up and down the field the entire game. As a team captain she leads by example, always giving her best effort to help the team.
Mason Balch ’18- Boys Varsity Lacrosse
Mason has had a strong start to the season for the Wildcats. Against Kimball Union on Wednesday he racked up 1 goal and 2 assists, helping the team earn a victory. His strong play continued on Saturday as the team faced Millbrook, scoring 3 goals and adding 2 assists. Mason is a strong leader who provides a great example for all of his teammates. Mason is constantly working to improve himself on and off the field and his work ethic has clearly paid off this season. The Wildcats will continue to look to Mason for his experienced play and leadership for the remainder of the season.
Dylan Fulcher-Melendy ’20- Girls Varsity Water Polo
Dylan has been an impenetrable force in net for the Wildcats early this season. In two games last week, she made 34 saves and only allowed 13 goals against. Additionally, she made 6 steals in the two contests and fueled the team’s transition game with pin point accuracy in down pool passing, directly leading to 4 assists. Her team first attitude has been on display as the younger players look to her as a role model, especially the younger goalkeeping prospects. Dylan is consistently one of the hardest working players in and out of the pool and her hard work has paid dividends so far this season.
Logan Geisness ’18- Ultimate
Logan has had a great start to the season for the Ultimate team. So far, he has made incredible improvement in his four weeks of Ultimate. He has quickly absorbed the game and has really worked hard on his throwing. In his first game against Frontier Regional, he came up with several great plays as a receiver and defender, as well as some surprising long throws. Logan’s positive attitude on the field and desire to improve make him a great role model for the rest of the players on the team.
Jersey Strum ‘20- Varsity Softball
Jersey has been a big part of the Wildcats success early this season. On Wednesday, with the team leading 2-0 over Marianapolis, she hit a huge triple, scoring 3 runners. For the game she had 2 hits and 4 RBI’s in total, helping lead the team to a victory. In addition to her offensive success, she also played well defensively at shortstop by making several plays. Jersey brings a passion to the game of softball that is unmatched, and her positive attitude is infectious to the rest of the squad.
Will Jordan ’18- Varsity Baseball
Will has played well for the Wildcats early this season. On the mound he is 1-1 on the year, helping to beat WMA 11-1, in the team’s first game of the year. In that game he pitched 6 innings, giving up 1 run on 5 hits on his way to striking out 8 Titans. In his next start, against an excellent Salisbury team, he held the Scarlet Knights scoreless until the 5th inning, striking out 3. He often out thinks opposing hitters, working fast to keep them out of a grove. He is a reliable pitcher who throws strikes and keeps his team in games. The Cats will need his experience as they continue the season. Will leads by example as he brings a calm and cool competitiveness to the mound for each start.
Chloe Prouty ’20- Girls Track and Field
Chloe started her season off on a strong note for the Wildcats with three victories on Saturday. In the first event on the track, Chloe ran the second leg of the winning 4×100 relay team. While not typically a sprinter, Chloe was quick to pick up the hand-offs and held her own in the race, keeping even with her Berkshire opponent. Later in the day, she won the 300m hurdles in a new personal best of 53.3. Chloe capped off an impressive day with a thrilling come-from-behind victory in the 4×400 relay. She tracked her opponent from Berkshire for the first 200m, pulled even at the 300m mark, then powered down the straight-away for the win. The Cats will look to Chloe as a consistent point scorer this season
Nikhil Sierros ‘21 – Boys Varsity Tennis
Nikhil has been a big part of the Varsity Tennis team’s success this season. He played a tremendous match on Wednesday at Pomfret, reversing a first set loss, and battling through the first 2/3rds of the second before gaining the lead to take the second set. Through steely nerves and patience, he wore down his opponent in the 3rd set tie break to take the overall win, 2 sets to 1. This was the hardest fought match of the day and contributed to the overall match win. Nikhil always bring a positive attitude and a willingness to improve to each practice and match.
Mike Polk ’18- Boys Track and Field
Mike started off his Williston track career on a strong note with three victories on the day, including one that was a school record! Mike ran a strong second leg of the winning 4×100 relay team, ensuring that Williston began the track events ahead of Berkshire in points. He capped off the running events with a quick 53.6 split in the 4×400. The team led wire to wire, with Mike putting distance between himself and his Berkshire opponent and handing off in a comfortable first place that Williston would never relinquish. His most impressive achievement on the day, however, was jumping 6’7″in the high jump to break the old school record of 6’6″ set by Douglas MacMillan in 1984. As the season goes on, Mike has his sights set on even higher jumps. Mike provides a positive example to his teammates by consistently pushing himself to be better on and off the track.
Louisa Coughlin ’23- Girls JV lacrosse
Louisa has had an awesome start to the season for the JV lacrosse team. She exemplifies speed, determination, and a feisty competitiveness day in and day out, and shows excellent maturity as a 7th grader. Her season started with a bang as her talent was highlighted by scoring three goals and adding an assist against Berkshire on Saturday. She is consistently the hardest worker on the field and she gives her teammates a positive example to follow as she runs through passes and charges through every ground ball. Louisa is a versatile player who will be looked to for the rest of the season to provide positive energy and a will to succeed.
Hana Tsukamoto ‘20 – Girls JV Tennis
Hana is a strong and consistent player for the JV Tennis team. When on the court, Hana plays with passion, purpose and integrity! She played in her first varsity games this week and went 3-0 in her matches. Not only was she able to secure the win, but she showed great resilience as in one of the games, she came from behind after being down 3 games to win the match. She has shown impressive discipline and self-motivation to keep herself focused during practice and clearly during matches. Hana is a dangerous player with the ability to hit many shots and move her player around. The Wildcats will continue to look towards Hana to lead them against many competitive opponents this season.